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2023 ISN Advanced School

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ISN Advanced Schools offer a unique opportunity for young neuroscientists to meet experts and other neuroscience graduate students from all over the world. At the Advanced School, attendees will learn about the latest discoveries and have an opportunity to discuss their own research projects with faculty members.

Venue: Porta do Sol Hotel in Caminha, Portugal

Date: August 3-7, 2023.

Theme of the School: New challenges and opportunities in neurochemical studies – novel tools and approaches

Eligibility: ISN Active Student and Postdoc Member


  • Francisco J. Barrantes (Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina) “Fluorescence microscopy imaging of nicotinic receptors”
  • Olivia Masseck (University of Bremen, Germany) “Illuminating the brain – genetically encoded serotonin sensors for the study of neural circuits””
  • Ramiro D Almeida (University of Aveiro, Portugal) A microfluidic culture platform to study axonal development, injury and regeneration.
  • Michael A Cousin (The University of Edinburgh, UK) “Novel approaches to study synaptic vesicle recycling in central neurons”
  • Ago Rinken (University of Tartu, Estonia) “Implementation of fluorescence-based methods for characterization of ligand binding properties of GPCRs”)
  • Patrícia Maciel (University of Minho, Portugal) “Use of C. elegans as a model for dissection of neurobiological processes in health and disease”
  • Itsuki Ajoka (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan) “Supramolecular peptide hydrogel for injured brain regeneration”
  • Ilaria Testa (KTH, Sweden) “Super-resolution microscopy in neuroscience”
  • Andrew Lawrence  (The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, Australia) “New strategies to phenotype defined neural pathways”
  • Marco Prado (University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute  Canada) “New developments in neurochemical tools: Open science in action”

The 2023 Advanced School will take place before the ISN Biennial Meeting in Porto, Portugal. The students will meet at the Porto conference centre or at Porto airport on Thursday, August 3, 2023 afternoon, and travel to Porta do Sol Hotel in Caminha by bus.

Students and faculty members will spend three intensive days together learning about the latest in neurochemistry. On Monday, August 7, 2023, they will leave Caminha and enjoy a short bus tour of Portugal’s beautiful nature with the opportunity to also do some hiking. The bus will arrive at the Porto conference center late afternoon on August 7.

The theme of the school is “New challenges and opportunities in neurochemical studies – novel tools and approaches”, which will focus on various aspects related to the methods used in neurochemical studies. The lectures will be delivered by leading experts in the field, including those who have been involved in the development of these methods as well as their implementation in neurochemical studies. During the school, students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research work through poster sessions. The posters presented at the Advanced School and the ISN-ESN-2023 main meeting may be identical.

There will also be a round-table discussion during the school with the editors of the Journal of Neurochemistry, ISN Officers, and members of the Young Scientists Steering Committee (YSSC). The discussion will cover topics such as the art of scientific publishing, the academic careers of young scientists, and other important topics of interest to the community of young neurochemists.



The School Program will be published soon!